Monday, October 3, 2011

Round Top with the Girls

We're here! Fresh and excited upon arrival!
First stop - Arbor Antiques

The artist who made these funky and fun fixtures customized them as we waited. They are really cool and assembled with "found" items. Debbie purchased one for her powder bath.

Nice shot of the trash can. I think I was getting tired. It is supposed to show the HGTV booth decorated by the Junk Gypsies. They have a show coming up on HGTV!

Last Friday I had the pleasure of spending the day going to Round Top with three amazing women. How lucky am I to be able to call them my friends? At least, I hope I can still call them my friends. They were all "Round Top Newbies" and we only had one day, so I was a bit of a drill sergeant keeping them focused and on track. We managed to get through a lot of it and had a wonderful day to boot.
The car was filled to the brim with an antique prayer kneeler for Angie, Carolyn Westbrook pillows, several chandeliers, an antique mirror and the coolest architectural salvage floor lamp that puts Restoration Hardware to shame for Debbie, a French flag and Republic of France flag holder for Becky, an antique, faux bamboo French side table, a metal chair, vintage fishing items and an old classroom map of Texas for me and vintage olive buckets for all of us. Whew! It really was a lot of stuff. I think that my favorite part of the day, was getting to know Robin from Lily Lane Home. I sought her out to look at the Annie Sloan line of chalk paint that she and her daughter carry at their store in Waco. What a doll she is! She let us experiment with the paint and helped us plan our projects. This paint is amazing! There is no need to prep the piece you are working on and the results are wonderful. You can check out Lily Lane here or visit the store next time you are near Waco.
We are already planning our trip back to Round Top next spring. We didn't even make it over to see Rachel Ashwell's new bed and breakfast and store, so that is at the top of the list. I am looking forward to another chicken sandwich from Royer's Cafe - it is to die for! Thank you Angie, Becky and Debbie for a day filled with laughter and fun! I can't wait to do it again!

This is our last stop, back at Arbor Antiques at the Lily Lane booth. Can you see how hot, tired and hungry we are?
Love you guys!



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